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Mental Health of Denver Diversity Career Fair. April 13 & 15


CCBN Space Talks #2: Nurses in Space. April 27th


Mental Health Center of Denver Diversity Career Fair

Tuesday, April 13 from 8 am - 3 pm and Thursday, April 15 from 12 noon - 6 pm.

Profit from talking directly to hiring managers while learning about career support organizations at this online event that is strategically set up on 2 days and at times that best accommodate school and health care personnel schedules. Find out about a career in mental and behavioral health by clicking the pic to register. For more info about this event, click HERE for day 1 and RIGHT HERE for day 2.


CCBN Space Talks #2 Propels Forward April 27th

Nurses, the most trusted profession in the world, are not allowed in space.

Join CCBN and a panel of health industry experts on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5 pm MT to continue the solution driven conversation with an emphasis this month on nurses in space, how to overcome the barriers that keep nurses out of space, and use what is learned to prevent like barriers from preventing the next generation from achieving their own space goals. Click the pic to register. Click HERE for more information.



2-Day COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at King Baptist Church a Success Thanks To CCBN/ECCBN Nurses and Other Volunteers.

The nurses of The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc and the Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc have volunteered countless hours in the effort to vaccinate those in need whenever and wherever. CCBN/ECCBN's Loretta Tipton-Perry RN led the latest efforts at King Baptist Church with a 2-day vaccination clinic on Saturday April 10, 2021 and Sunday, April 11th. Active and retired nurses as well as a few former CCBN/ECCBN members pitched in their vaccination-giving skills to deliver vaccines to community members who cannot receive services during the work week. The dedication of these nurses are hard to beat.


3 CCBN/ECCBN Members Recognized by the Colorado Nurses Association at the State Capitol

CCBN/ECCBN Members (left to right) Beverly Wasserman RN, Robin Bruce RN, and Dr. Margie Cook RN (shown holding posters where featured) were among the 120 nurses throughout the state of Colorado recognized by the Colorado Nurses Association during an outdoor gathering at the state capitol in Denver. CCBN/ECCBN member Dorothy Reid RN (shown right) stood in the gap for those nurses who could not attend, holding up posters for legislators to view and recognize the dedication of nurses. The stunning "Great Colorado Nurses" masks were designed and donated by Dr. Cook and worn by all nurses, many from surrounding counties, who attended the event. Special thanks to CNA's CJ Cullinan RN for making it all possible! Click the pic for the original announcement.



Panelists and Participants were amazing! Communities and industries collaborated together with CCBN to propel the next generation into space. Join us in April for the next:


Let’s promote space as a reality for the next generation.

Emmy-winning Journalist Lori Lizarraga moderated a truly stellar panel of experts: Valerie Brown-Gill, Aerospace Engineer and Educator; Starr Schroeder RN, PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Candidate; Kim Macharia, Space Frontier Foundation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair; Christina Korp, CEO Purpose Entertainment and Astronaut Wrangler; and Ana Cox LPN, CCBN Space Expo Creator. Click the pic for the original announcement.

Check out the latest Black Health Matters article featuring words from the CCBN President! Please tell front-line workers that they MATTER. Click HERE


A message from Connect For Health Colorado CEO Kevin Patterson. REMEMBER: Apply NOW through May 15, 2021 for Health Insurance assistance. EQUITABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL!

Special Thanks to CONNECT FOR HEALTH COLORADO, special sponsor of the 3rd annual CCBN Health Equity Accord.

CCBN is doing its part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by providing tips and information on how YOU can TAKE CONTROL of YOUR part in stopping the spread of this coronavirus. CLICK HERE or go to the COVID-19 tab to learn how you can TAKE CONTROL to STOP the SPREAD.

We Suggest Love... Above All... Through It All... For All

"Can't get rid of hate unless you replace it with something else." Quote from "Burden" by Andrew Heckler

Whether it's at a Town Hall, Seminar, Legislative Hearing, or Community Gathering, please join CCBN and ECCBN as we address Racism within the Healthcare Continuum.

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Join The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc in supporting under-served communities to be equal contributors in the determination of healthcare standards by increasing the number of Black/African American professional nurses throughout the healthcare continuum. You don't have to be "Black" to belong. You only need a desire to support the mission of equitable healthcare for ALL and a willingness to address health equity from a cultural perspective.

Dedication: COVID She-roes. Health field women representing Colorado on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020

As the first REGISTERED Black nurse in the United States, Mary Mahoney was well known for her professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and her ability to inspire others to work together for human rights.
Mary Eliza Mahoney - The first African American nurse in the United States.

Mary Eliza Mahoney

For over 45 years, the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) has continued the tradition of professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and the promotion of equal human rights through collaborative practices that address healthcare disparities as well as health status disparities from a cultural perspective. CCBN's initiation and promotion of culturally competent and equitable health care practices within the state of Colorado has effected change in global health initiatives, national healthcare standards, Colorado state healthcare policies, and postsecondary curriculum in colleges, universities, and schools of Nursing throughout the state of Colorado; thereby improving the health status of all Coloradoans through the sustaining of high quality and professional health care.


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